Chef’s Bio

Chef Erwin Tjahyadi is one of LA’s hottest rising culinary stars. Specializing in mixing French Traditional cuisine with his penchant for Asian Fusion flavors, he is seasoned in orchestrating custom menus, entertainment industry galas and corporate large-scale dining events. He worked on numerous high profile projects including the Daytime Emmy’s Awards, American Film Institute Awards Gala, Golden Globes event parties, Grammys Awards, BET Awards, and many more. His celebrity/ high profile clienteles include Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Clinton, Ellen DeGeneres, Jon Hamm, Tony Hawk, Brad Pitt and countless others.

Following his apprenticeship with the prolific Wolfgang Puck, he studied under the guidance of Chef Trey Foshee at San Diego’s prestigious Georges at the Cove. He was most recently credited as the lead cook at the Hotel Bel Air. Tjahyadi received his training from Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, where he earned his degree with highest honors. As the co-owner/executive chef of Komodo, he has crafted one of the most popular mobile food and cafe concepts in Los Angeles; as featured in Sunset Magazine, GQ, Details, Gourmet Live, Food & Wine, Urban Daddy, LA Times and more.

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